More than 40 million people have tattoos, and that is just in the United States alone. However, not everyone who has a tattoo is happy with his or her decision. It is estimated that at least five percent of people who have tattoos would like to alter them or remove them completely. There are several reasons a person may regret getting a tattoo, but the good news is tattoos can be left in the past with laser tattoo removal.
The laser causes the ink in the tattoo to break into tiny pieces that are absorbed into and eliminated by the body. There are different laser wavelengths for different colors. Black is the easiest color to remove because black absorbs all laser wavelengths. Other colors absorb the wavelength that matches the color of the ink.
We customize laser tattoo removal for each individual because each person has unique skin requirements, and the color and design of the tattoo is also unique. In the past, tattoo removal often left scars, and the skin sometimes looked worse than when it had the tattoo. Today, laser tattoo removal can remove many tattoos without leaving any scar. If a tattoo was not completely removed by old methods, laser removal may be able to remove it completely.
The laser is applied to the tattoo area by our trained technician. As the frequencies of light pass harmlessly through your skin, they cause the pigments to vibrate, creating heat that breaks it down. After a series of treatments, the pigment will break down into small enough pieces that your body can remove, and your tattoo will gradually fade and disappear. You may notice that it has faded a bit right after the treatment, but it requires a series of treatments to be completely effective.
Each treatment may last from 30 minutes to one hour. The number of treatments you need will depend on the density and color of the ink used as well as the age of the tattoo and the location on your body.
The large majority of people who get tattoos do so when they are young. As they mature, they may begin to regret the tattoo. The most common reasons people want to remove tattoos are:
• It hampers job applications
• It is connected to a relationship that no longer exists
• It was not a good idea in the first place, but you could not withstand peer pressure
• The tattoo no longer has meaning, and you would like a new one
• The rebellious years are in the past, but the tattoo remains
During a consultation with our specialist at MacMed Spa, you will learn about your options and we can learn about your expectations. Laser tattoo removal offers fewer complications and less discomfort than other methods. The laser only affects the ink in the tattoo and does not harm the surrounding skin. It does not cause a wound and there is no risk of infection. We offer safe and effective laser treatments, and can customize a treatment plan to suit your lifestyle, so you can remove the tattoo along with the regret. We have locations in Milford, Framingham and Hopedale. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.